Beach Volleyball

Baden Futures to coincide with 20th anniversary of international competition in Austrian spa resort


Article Thu, Feb 15 2024

The double-gender Beach Pro Tour Futures scheduled for June 26-30 will coincide with the 20th anniversary of the international Beach Volleyball competition annually organised in the spa resort in the outskirts of Vienna. 

The event in Baden takes place in a truly unique location, the Strandbad - Photo courtesy of W. Meier

“We celebrate together with the fans and players the 20th edition of Beach Volleyball Baden,” say local organisers Dominik Gschiegl and Nicolas Hold from HSG Events with much pride. The top Austrian Beach Volleyball teams will be coming together in Baden and fight for honours against high-level international competitors. 

An international Beach Volleyball competition was organised for the first time in Baden back in 2005 with the so-called A-Cup for men’s teams only. The event became a double-gender tournament in 2008 and joined the elite World Tour / Beach Pro Tour for the first time in 2018. 

“Beach Volleyball Baden is a unique experience. You cannot get any closer to the beach stars in the world. Beach Volleyball Baden offers great celebrations and a combination of triumphs, bitter defeats, sensational rallies, and the unique Danube Waltz wave. Beach Volleyball Baden is Beach Volleyball up close like nowhere else. An event that inspires, games that captivate and top sport that combines summer and party feeling. We simply love Beach Volleyball."

Dominik Gschiegl

“Beach Volleyball Baden is a great experience and opportunity for our families and sports fans to be there up close. The fantastic backdrop and the spectators ensure the best atmosphere. It is just great that we are seeing the Austrian as well as the international Beach Volleyball elite at the Strandbad for the 20th time. Beach Volleyball has become a tradition in Baden, and it is an integral part of our local sports calendar. A big compliment and thank you goes to the organisers and volunteers. I am looking forward to cheering on the Austrian athletes,” says Lower Austria’s Sports Councillor, Udo Landbauer. 

The ambiance at the annual event in Baden is spine-tingling for fans and players alike

Last year, home heroes Martin Ermacora/Philipp Waller won gold in the men’s competition after an all-Austrian final against Alexander Horst/Timo Hammarberg. The bronze medal went to Jonas and Benedikt Sagstetter of Germany. In the women’s competition, Austrian siblings Ronja and Dorina Klinger stood at the top of the podium after they edged the young Swiss Leona Kernen/Annique Niederhauser in the final. Bronze went to another Swiss team, Menia Bentele/Anna Lutz.